Deer disease may impact economy


Deer hunters pump as much as $1.6 billion into Pennsylvania’s economy. But the recent discovery of chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania’s wild herds could keep hunters away and impact the economy like it has in other states whose deer have it. A paper published in 2004 by Andrew F. Seidl and Stephen R. Koontz, both professors at Colorado State University, indicated that a 10 percent drop in hunting could cut millions from the economy.